This is a full-colour core text for GCSE Modern World History. It is intended for all boards setting GCSE Modern World History syllabuses. The series aims to provide clear coverage of the major GCSE and S Grade syllabuses. This is the first book in the series. It offers: an interesting narrative supported by clear sources which offer pupils a straightforward and focused explanation of the core content; carefully chosen tasks which familiarize pupils with the content and develop their evaluative skills; and extended investigations which are designed to hone pupils' skills in historical analysis. In addition to its in-depth study of the core areas of content, the book also: tackles option topics such as the First World War in sufficient depth to make separate purchase of new topic books unnecessary; supports coursework and independent learning both through the core text and the related teacher's resource book; and provides support for exam revision in a related revision guide from the same author.